Security Engineer

Methode Electronics Inc. is seeking a dynamic individual for a position as a Security Engineer. In this role, you will provide overall responsibility for supporting information security procedures that assure compliance while optimizing protections for confidentiality, integrity, and the availability of Methode's information system. You will be responsible for the deployment, support and maintenance of Palo Alto systems, Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Network Security System. You will also work with our customers who preform frequent security audits.
Methode Electronics is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with headquarters in the Chicago, IL (O'Hare) area. With over 5000 employees, Methode is financially strong and extremely well positioned to grow from its existing $810 million revenue base. Our focus is on design, development and manufacture of solutions for customer applications utilizing our technical capabilities in the areas of power distribution, sensors, human-to-machine interface and testing. Further information can be found at Methode's website: www.methode.com.
Act as the systems engineer for Methode's Global security systems
Keep current with ever-changing security world to ensure Methode is protected from internal and external threats
Help deploy and maintain the Network Access Control initiative
Log monitoring of public facing systems to detect abnormalities and intrusions
Run vulnerability scans across internal and external hosts
Coordinate penetration testing and application code reviews
Actively participates in the following functions within IT: security regulations; physical security requirements; data classification; administrative security procedures; personnel security; security incident handling; security awareness and training; and access control
Ensure day-to-day management of all security systems and processes
Provide direct support for local Firewall, WAN and LAN network connectivity (PAN) and other network devices
Provide Level-2/Level-3 support to the Methode Help Desk Group on network related issues
Assure security related issues are addressed in a timely manner and that closed problems contain appropriate information including support for offsite/remote users
Provide accurate project plans, status and time keeping
Assist in developing long-term strategies and capacity planning to meet future security needs
Aid in development of business continuity and disaster recovery plans, maintain current knowledge of plan and respond to crises in accordance with business continuity and disaster recovery plans
Work with IT counterparts across divisions in providing support, planning, exchange of ideas and improvements
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor degree in Computer Science or applicable discipline
At least five (5) years of applicable experience
Expert knowledge in Palo Alto Security Systems
PCNSE Certification desired
CISSP Certification desired
Talari SDWAN technologies a plus
Cisco WAN/LAN Administration work experience
Familiarity with TCP/IP protocols and firewall management
Global support experience with emphasis on Mexico, China, and India
Excellent technical knowledge of Network Security
Working technical knowledge of current network protocols, operating systems, and standards, including TCP/IP and Windows
Ability to operate tools, components, and peripheral accessories
Able to read and understand technical manuals, procedural documentation, and OEM guides
Effective interpersonal skills and relationship-building skills
Strong written and oral communication skills with ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
Understanding of organizational goals and objectives
Analytical and problem-solving abilities
Self-motivated and directed
Keen attention to detail
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Experience working in a team-oriented and collaborative environment
Strong customer-service orientation
On-call availability
Occasional travel
Methode Electronics is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: EEO Poster, if you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail torecruiting@methode.com or call (708) 867-6777 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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